- 1to want something very much, especially when it is very difficult to get synonym long
- 2 yearn (for something/somebody) The people yearned for peace. There was a yearning look in his eyes. yearn to do something She yearned to escape from her office job.
NAmE//yərn//[intransitive](literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they yearn
he / she / it yearns
past simple yearned
-ing form yearning